Category Archives: Environment

USS Nicholas Captures Pirates in Indian Ocean

And I say, “What the hootin-hey is going on in the Indian Ocean?!” The USS Nicholas is the same ship that visited Mauritius along with the HSV SWIFT in February.  I was fortunate enough to get to tour the HSV … Continue reading

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Weather as Entertainment

On the island, a storm with lots of thunder and lightning was causing all sorts of problems (electricity on/off/on, internet on/off/on); and on the east coast back in the States, there was a crazy snow blizzard.  Is it global warming … Continue reading

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Magnitude 7.0

When a natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world, it is cause for alarm, panic and shock.  But, I think when a natural disaster occurs on an island, the reaction time for shock starts before the alarm goes off. I keep … Continue reading

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A Method of Hoses

On day 6 of the ‘will we or won’t we have water, today’ adventure, the tank was finally filled, but not by normal means. Yesterday, the gardener swung by to give me the daily water update.  He told me that … Continue reading

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Water Tank Fairies

Hotness.  The past few days have been the gorgeous, sticky, tropical summer days that make the tourists flock here when it gets cold and grey up  in the North.  I love to see the happy, sun-dazed and rather sun-burned tourists that … Continue reading

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